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Resource: ACF’s GreenHome Website

Posted in Models by Kate Archdeacon on January 21st, 2011

Every day, Australians make choices at home that have a significant impact on our environment.

The Australian Conservation Foundation’s GreenHome Program is a pioneering environmental education program that works with communities to find individual and collective solutions to environmental issues.

Australia’s beautiful and diverse natural environment is increasingly affected by rising levels of greenhouse gases and many other forms of pollution. Climate change is the most pressing issue confronting us, but the washing of chemicals into our waterways, growing rubbish tips and habitual over consumption that strains our natural resources are all contributing to the degradation of our wonderful environment. And in the wake of our dwindling rivers, our overfished oceans and the unhealthy legacy of our heavy industries comes unwanted economic and social hardship.

Fortunately, there is a solution – YOU.

By understanding the consequences of your daily decisions, from how much energy you use by leaving appliances on standby, to the amount of water lost from a leaking toilet, you can begin to make more informed choices. Taking environmentally friendly action in your own home is often easy and can save you money in the long run. Better yet, the benefits are far-reaching, extending not just to you and your family, but also to the people in your community and to the country as a whole. You can improve your own wellbeing and at the same time inspire positive change all around you.

Check out the new GreenHome website: www2.acfonline.org.au

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